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Ethiopia Retunes the Monetary Orchestra: Analyzing National Bank of Ethiopia’s New Three-Year Strategic Plan

Last week saw heated debate among financial experts, financial industry players and other stakeholders as the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) unveiled its new three-year Strategic Plan covering the period between 2023-2026. The Plan outlines an ambitious reform agenda aimed at overhauling Ethiopia’s monetary and financial systems through several wide-ranging initiatives. After two years of […]

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Ethiopian Coffee Industry at Risk: Unintended Effects of EU Deforestation Regulation

The impending implementation of the European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) is already having unintended consequences for coffee importers and small-scale farmers in Ethiopia and other countries in Africa. The EUDR aims to combat climate change by banning the sale of goods linked to deforestation. However, compliance with the regulation is proving costly and challenging for

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Legal Review of Ethiopia’s Personal Data Protection Proclamation

Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers’ approval of the Personal Data Protection Proclamation signifies a significant step in safeguarding privacy rights in the country’s digital landscape. This legal review aims to provide an overview and analysis of the key provisions and implications of the proclamation, highlighting its importance in protecting personal data and promoting responsible data management.

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Unlocking the Potential of the Gig Economy: Why Ethiopia Needs to Prioritize the Startup Code

By Zelalem Tamir The gig economy has been a global phenomenon in recent years and has shown tremendous growth potential in Ethiopia. It refers to a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs. The gig economy creates opportunities for individuals to work independently, set their

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Tigray: the Long Path to Peace

Tigray is like no other region in Ethiopia. Despite making up an estimated six percent of the Ethiopia’s population, it is a place where the country is incepted, a fact that is hard to deny. It is in this region the plights of the two biggest religions of Ethiopians- Islamic faith and Christianity- started. A

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